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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post
possibly REAL alligators???

There's three types. Alligators, Crocodiles, and Cayman alligators.

The last is junk.

There's quite a few small operations down in the Florida/Louisiana areas (where the alligators are) that do private contracting work for large department stores like Neimans. I would not be surprised if the Saks house labels are from these small businesses.
post #17 of 24
Not shoes or belts.

Business Card holder, and a wallet.

Inside says made in Italy.

However, i do not know where saks outsources the leathers from.
post #18 of 24

I am not sure if there is a difference in product at the "off fifth avenue" locations and the Saks in NYC, but to address a few points:

 

1.  for those saying the cut of both suits and shirts is generous--I'd love to be slim enough to feel that way.  I usually have to size up in a suit and bring to my tailor, the cut is very slim and flattering.  Ditto for dress shirts.  I don't have better made shirts in my wardrobe. 

 

2.  The suits, jackets, trousers, heck EVERYTHING I own from Sak's men's line is made in Italy, save for a underwear and undershirts, and one zip neck cashmere sweater I got as a gift that is made in China but is wearing extremely well.

post #19 of 24
This is what I observed:

Some sportcoats are made by Isaia. However, they are half canvassed/fused.
Some Saks black label sportcoats are made by Caruso. AFAIK, same quality as Caruso's mainline stuff. - extremely nice.

Besides its house label, my local Off5th carries suits/trousers appeared to be made by Zegna with a brand name starts with a "T"..."T..dni", the name escapes my memory now. Suits are half canvassed, and trousers are machine made.
post #20 of 24
Just to get some certainty on the issue, who makes the Saks SCs?

I've seen a few on the forum that don't have the typical Isaia or Caruso tags, but are made in Italy.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by paulbnyc View Post

I am not sure if there is a difference in product at the "off fifth avenue" locations and the Saks in NYC, but to address a few points:

1.  for those saying the cut of both suits and shirts is generous--I'd love to be slim enough to feel that way.  I usually have to size up in a suit and bring to my tailor, the cut is very slim and flattering.  Ditto for dress shirts.  I don't have better made shirts in my wardrobe. 

2.  The suits, jackets, trousers, heck EVERYTHING I own from Sak's men's line is made in Italy, save for a underwear and undershirts, and one zip neck cashmere sweater I got as a gift that is made in China but is wearing extremely well.

I got a cheap cashmere from off5th. retailed 400 at asks I got for under 100. Made in China, but feels like RLPL made in China cashmere.
post #22 of 24

Fascinating and interesting discussion...I bought one of those "Made in the USA" from Zegna cloth suits in May and have had people complement them (unlike my MTM Coppleys or Samuelsons). How do the new black and red label compare from the "Made in the USA" line.

 

My question was how does this fit into the tier of suits overall...I'm going to guess on the lower end given the fusing (and the sale price, albeit it the list puts it up in mid class). Trying to figure out if they are worth buying if I see them at Saks Off Fifth.

post #23 of 24

I was at OFF Saks today and they had lots of their own label suits that were intriguing. The one I was looking at most was from their BLACK Saks Fifth Ave line. Within that line they had a couple different versions with some made in the USA and some in Italy (I think the RED line was made in Canade and Indonesia). These suits had Zegna fabric. I was wondering if anyone could comment on the construction if they are fused, half canvas, or full. The salesperson said he thought that they were all half canvas except the ones from Italy which were full. All help appreciated.
Thanks

post #24 of 24

I also am interested in the Made in Italy suits from SFA and how they fall into the suit spectrum.  They were BOGO free for $799 today.

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